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CommonSpirit Health Med Technologist in DES MOINES, Iowa

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Uses educational and technical expertise to troubleshoot issues related to specimen quality, instrument/method performance and analytical interferences to ensure patient results match clinical status.

  • Assists and supports quality management systems and performance improvement initiatives.

  • Works independently, organizing work to meet established deadlines and records.

  • Maintains supply inventories.

  • Trains new employees and acts as a preceptor for medical laboratory science students.

  • Operates laboratory information systems, personal computers, and instrument-related computer software.

  • Provides exceptional customer service to internal and external customers.

Functions specific to West Lakes Lab, Blood Bank, Hematology, Chemistry and Microbiology Sections:

  • Performs complex laboratory procedures utilized for the diagnosis and treatment of disease as appropriate for patient age to include neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric adults; recognizes deviation from expected results; analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles.

  • Analyzes quality control data, makes judgments concerning the results, and takes appropriate action to maintain test accuracy and precision.

  • Performs preventive maintenance and basic troubleshooting of instrumentation and equipment.

  • Performs new instrument or procedure implementation and training.

  • May be assigned to assume duties of charge technologist in absence of supervisor/manager.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :

  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or in Chemistry, Biology or related field.

  • One-year clinical internship in a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory

Science (NAACLS) accredited clinical laboratory science programorapproved alternate

career path that meets certification eligibility requirements.

  • Certification in one of the following:

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) or Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

  • Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).

  • Medical Technologist (MT) by the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB).

  • A person may be hired into this position if he/she has completed the educational requirements and is eligible for the certification exam. The exam must be successfully completed within six (6) months of hire.

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Requisition ID 2021-164292

Employment Type Full Time

Department Microbiology

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Evening

Standard Hours 1:00 pm to 9:30 pm with 1/3 weekend

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Location IA-DES MOINES

Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Healthâ„¢ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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